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Machiavelli

Philosopher of Power

King, Ross, 1962-

(Book - 2007)
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
Machiavelli
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Baker & Taylor
An alternative portrait of the revolutionary political philosopher challenges popular beliefs about the cruelty of his character to reveal the complexities and sympathetic nature of his personality, in an account that traces his relationships with such contemporaries as Leonardo and Michelangelo while placing his life against a backdrop of the brutality of his time. 20,000 first printing.

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The Prince, Niccolò Machiavelli's handbook on power—how to get it and how to keep it—has been enormously influential in the centuries since it was written, garnering a heady mixture of admiration, fear, and contempt. Its author, born to an established middle-class family, was no prince himself. Machiavelli (1469?1527) worked as a courtier and diplomat for the Republic of Florence and enjoyed some small fame in his time as the author of bawdy plays and poems. Upon the Medici's return to power, however, he found himself summarily dismissed from the government he had served for decades and exiled from the city where he was born.

In this discerning new biography, Ross King rescues Machiavelli's legacy from caricature, detailing the vibrant political and social context that influenced his thought and underscoring the humanity of one of history's finest political thinkers. Ross King's Machiavelli visits fortune-tellers, produces wine on his Tuscan estate, travels Europe tirelessly on horseback as a diplomatic envoy, and is a passionate scholar of antiquity—but above all, a keen observer of human nature.



Blackwell North Amer
In this biography, Ross King rescues Machiavelli's legacy from caricature, detailing the vibrant political and social context that influenced his thought and underscoring the humanity of one of history's finest political thinkers. Ross King's Machiavelli visits fortune-tellers, produces wine on his Tuscan estate, travels Europe tirelessly on horseback as a diplomatic envoy, and is a passionate scholar of antiquity - but above all, a keen observer of human nature.

Baker
& Taylor

An alternative portrait of the revolutionary political philosopher challenges popular beliefs about the cruelty of his character to reveal the complexities and sympathetic nature of his personality.

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Publisher: New York : Atlas Books/HarperCollins, c2007
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 0060817178
9780060817176
Branch Call Number: B Machiavelli K
Characteristics: 245 p. : map ; 19 cm.

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Nov 23, 2013
  • ser_library rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Eminent Lives is a popular biography series similar to Penguin Lives--short and easy to read.

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